Jun 25, 2024  
2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 

Educational Psychology

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Units


Jones, W. Paul
  (1987), Professor; B.A., M.A., Eastern New Mexico University; Ed.D., New Mexico State University.

Graduate Coordinator

Loe, Scott A.
  (2003), Associate Professor; B.S., Arizona State University; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

Graduate Faculty

Bendixen, Lisa
  (1999), Associate Professor; B.A., Creighton University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Corkill, Alice Jane
  (1992), Associate Professor; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska.
Crank, Joe
  (1989), Associate Professor, B.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; M.S., Illinois State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.
Hong, Eunsook
  (1990), Professor; B.A., Hansung University (Seoul); M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern California.
Kardash, CarolAnne M.
  (2001), Professor; B.A., Le Moyne College; M.S., College of St. Rose; Ph.D., Arizona State University.
Krach, Kathleen
  (2005) Assistant Professor; B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., Ed.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M.
Marchand, Gwen
  (2008), Assistant Professor; B.A., Rockhurst University; M.S., Ph.D., Portland State University.
Nathanson, Rebecca
  (2000), Associate Professor; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.
Nussbaum, E. Michael
  (1999), Associate Professor; B.A., Pitzer College; M.P.P., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Stanford University.
Olafson, Lori
  (1999), Associate Professor; B.A., University of Saskatchewan; B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., University of Calgary.
Putney, LeAnn G.
  (1997), Associate Professor; B.A., Indiana State University; M.S., California State University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.
Reynolds, Ralph E.
  (2000), Professor; B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.S., Arizona State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois.
Schraw, Gregory
  (2000), Professor; B.A., University of Illinois; M.S., Ph.D., University of Utah.
Sinatra, Gale M.
  (2000), Professor; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts.
Taasoobshirazi, Gita
  (2007), Assistant Professor; B.A. Emroy University, M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Professors Emeriti

Crehan, Kevin
  (1975-2009), Emeritus Professor; B.A., Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo.
Kirschner, Sr., Frederick
  (1969-1999), Emeritus Professor; B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Toledo.
Trione, Verdun
  (1966-1986), Emeritus Professor; B.A., Roosevelt University; M.A., DePaul University; Ed.D., University of California, Berkeley.

The Department of Educational Psychology is dedicated to understanding psychological processes that support learning and the application of principles of psychology to classroom instruction. The department offers a Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology, an Education Specialist degree in School Psychology, and two Ph.D. programs.

The Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology is designed for the student seeking advanced studies in psychological foundations with the opportunity for specialized study in appropriate areas of interest, including the practice of instruction. The Education Specialist degree in School Psychology prepares professional school psychologists. This degree requires a minimum of 66 graduate semester credits, enables the student to practice as a school psychologist in Nevada, and provides preparation for national certification. This Ed.S., approved by the National Association of School Psychologists, integrates theory and research to applied skills for working in schools and other agencies.

The Ph.D. in Learning and Technology is designed to enable students to become independent scholars, who are able to make significant contributions to knowledge in the discipline of educational psychology and the field of educational technology. The Ph.D. in Educational Psychology prepares independent scholars to make significant contributions to knowledge in specialized areas of educational psychology. Students complete a core of research and learning theory courses, a specialization strand, and an emphasis area. Specialization strands within this Ph.D.are available in foundations (assessment, program evaluation, research, and learning in school domains), school counselor education, and school psychology. The department welcomes applications from individuals interested in doctoral studies in specializations in the science of Educational Psychology. Information ois available on the website

Application Deadline

Applications for all programs will be considered once a year. The deadline for receipt of applications is February 1. Application packets may be obtained from the department office, College of Education, Carlson Education Building, Room 221. Applications are also available online.

Applicants may be admitted under a provisional status if they are deficient in no more than two of the admission requirements. If the applicant is admitted under provisional status, nine hours of course work assigned by the Admissions Committee must be successfully completed. Graduate students in Educational Psychology programs must meet all particular program requirements. Failure to successfully meet the requirements within program timelines may result in probationary status and/or removal from the applicable program. For more information concerning admissions, contact the department.


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Units